Hiking through Häringe-Hammersta nature reserve |  <i>Kathy Kostos</i> Evening by the water in Stockholm, Sweden |  <i>Julie Adamson</i> Gripsholms Castle Swirling northern lights in Swedish Lapland |  <i>Ross Baker</i>
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Self Guided Walking Holidays in Sweden

Discover the northern beauty of Sweden on a self guided walking tour

Sweden is well known for its cutting edge design, stylish locals and gorgeous capital city, but the country’s true wealth is in its remarkable natural beauty. This is a unique and inspiring destination for lovers of unspoiled, uncrowded nature.

Once you’ve savoured the trendy shopping and storybook charm of beautiful downtown Stockholm, you’ll want to get out and start exploring the incredible landscapes Sweden has to offer.

Fortunately, you won’t have to venture far to start, with the Royal National City Park just a stone’s throw away from Stockholm’s city centre. This vast multi-use urban wilderness area—the first of its kind in the world—offers a lush green haven of parks, woods, forests and swimming beaches and is dotted with historic fishing cabins, palatial buildings and some of Sweden’s most important museums and cultural institutions.

With its gentle terrain and idyllic scenery, you’ll want to make the most of your Swedish experience by exploring the country on foot. Enjoy an unforgettable walking experience as you hop from island to island in Stockholm's southern archipelago; and experience quintessential Swedish landscapes as you hike through the land of lakes and castles, palaces and pine forests.

Take a look at our unique itineraries and start planning your Swedish trip!

Self Guided Walking Specialists in Sweden

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Sweden at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Sweden

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking holiday in Sweden.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.


Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.

Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, often eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices.  Temp your tastebuds with a Swedish staple of pickled herring and you cannot go past Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce.

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Swedish Krona

International Dialing Code


Type C plug

Electricity in Sweden is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).


Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.


Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.